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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (7)3-01,5102
2Duke (53)3-01,5641
3Gonzaga3-01,4373
4Tennessee (1)3-01,2815
5Virginia (2)3-01,2994
6North Carolina4-01,2467
7Michigan5-01,02118
8Nevada3-01,2536
9Auburn3-01,1239
10Kentucky3-198010
11Michigan State3-193711
12Mississippi State3-061917
13Kansas State4-088912
14Virginia Tech4-084916
15UCLA3-043020
16Florida State2-079414
17TCU3-038821
18Iowa4-0354-
19Oregon3-132513
20LSU4-035822
21Clemson3-046219
22Maryland5-056-
23Ohio State4-0222-
24Buffalo3-024025
25Furman5-050-

Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP's final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.